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Humanities Kansas Grant will support upcoming Caribbean studies symposium


LAWRENCE – Humanities Kansas recently awarded $2,500 to the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas in support of the Unexpected Caribbean Symposium. This event is designed to expand the understanding of the Caribbean as a complex cultural, geographical and geopolitical space by fostering broad, provocative conversations about Caribbean arts, literature and films. Cécile Accilien, associate professor of Haitian studies, and Giselle Anatol, professor of English, serve as project co-directors. 

The Unexpected Caribbean Symposium is a two-day interdisciplinary event and an educator workshop for regional teachers focusing on art, culture and history of the archipelago, to take place Oct. 18-20 at KU.

Ulrick Jean-Pierre, a visual artist born in Haiti whose…

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Black Nurses Rock host Philadelphia Health Symposium | Philly Connection


Black Nurses Rock (BNR) is an organization of African-American health care providers that are looking to inspire change in African-American communities.

The Philadelphia chapter hosted its inaugural Philadelphia Health Symposium. BNR members from Ohio, New Jersey, New York and Boston converged on Philadelphia for the event.

Dr. William Short, University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Kristopher Halsey of VITAS Healthcare participated as guest speakers during the symposium.

The mission of Black Nurses Rock is to raise awareness to the health disparities in the African-American community discussing topics surrounding HIV/AIDS, atrial fibrillation, life insurance, opioid abuse and other medical…

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Savannah Classical Academy’s African-American History Symposium honored with award – News – Savannah Morning News


Savannah Classical Academy received the 2018 Committee for the Promotion of Latin (CPL) Award for Outstanding Promotional Activity in Schools at the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) Committee for the Promotion of Latin business meeting.

The academy is a K-12 public charter school accepting enrollment for 11th grade for the next school year.

The award was based on its February Savannah Symposium “African-American History and Liberal Education: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of William Sanders Scarborough.” Nationally-known speakers included Otis Johnson, former mayor of Savannah and scholar in residence at Savannah State University; Patrice Rankine, dean and professor at the University of Richmond; and Michele Ronnick,…

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China’s role in Africa focus of Des Forges symposium – UB Now: News and views for UB faculty and staff


China’s increasingly active role in Africa’s economic development has been a recent topic of discussion. The Chinese claim they are dedicated to the economic development and social welfare of the countries where they are working, but some critics assert they are behaving very much in the manner of Europeans and Americans, who too often have exploited the human and material resources of Africa to their own benefit and with little positive impact on Africa.   

To enhance the understanding of China’s record in Africa in comparison with those of Europeans and Americans, experts from leading universities and research institutes in China, the U.S. and Europe will gather on April 26 at UB for a daylong symposium, “China in Africa: Global Perspectives.”

Presenters will range from Fantu…

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Black in Bloom symposium spotlights successful black people in various fields of work


Chefs, scholars, rappers, writers and entrepreneurs all gathered in the Titan Student Union on Tuesday to spotlight African-Americans in a variety of careers.

Black in Bloom, a symposium presented by the African American Studies Department at Cal State Fullerton, was a focal point for CSUF students and community partners across Southern California to celebrate and connect with creatives and engage in discussions about black identity, music, cuisine and literary arts.

Natalie Graham, associate professor of African-American studies and coordinator of the symposium, said Black in Bloom was inspired by students currently in her African-American courses.

“I love teaching students and thinking about ways that they can have high impact practices and get outside of the classroom, outside of the…

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